Inspiration Session with Zipho Sikhakhane

December 12, 2017
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At our final Inspiration Session for 2017, we heard from Zipho Sikhakhane, international speaker, writer and business advisor. The session was hosted by Allan Gray and Zipho shared some very interesting insights with us about her journey to becoming a successful businesswoman: VUCA: brought on by politics, economics, society and the environment, we are living.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Khanyi Dhlomo CEO of Ndalo Media

February 14, 2017
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We heard from Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder and CEO of Ndalo Media, at our first Inspiration Session for 2017, hosted by Allan Gray. Khanyi shared some valuable insights with us: Clear vision: Khanyi pointed out the significance of knowing what one wants. She emphasised the importance of a clear vision and a strong sense of self-belief… read more →

Inspiration Session: Luvuyo Rani and Tebogo Ditshego

December 7, 2016
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At our final Inspiration Session for 2016, we heard from two inspiring entrepreneurs. Luvuyo Rani, a visionary and award winning social entrepreneur, is the co-founder and managing director of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, an internet café turned one-stop-shop IT franchise company with 40 branches. Tebogo Ditshego is a reading advocate and the President and CEO of.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Phuti Mahanyele Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital

August 5, 2016
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Phuti Mahanyele is the Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital, a privately held, majority-black owned investment group based in SA. She is also the former CEO of Shanduka Group, a multi-billion rand diversified African investment holding company, which she joined in 2004 as the Managing Director of Shanduka Energy. Phuti learned the power of education and the importance.. read more →

Welcome to Cape Town

June 22, 2016
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As part of our Human Capital Programme, Accelerate Cape Town has identified, an issue with the retention of staff of our member companies as they relocate to Cape Town from other parts of South Africa and internationally.  To assist with this issue, Accelerate Cape Town conceptualised and launched Welcome to Cape Town, an engagement for.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Nonkululeko Gobodo – the first black female chartered accountant in SA

December 8, 2015
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Nonkululeko Gobodo is currently the CEO of Nkululeko Leadership Consulting. In 2011, she played a key role in the successful merger forming SizweNtsalubaGobodo, the largest black audit and first home-grown South African accounting firm. Nonkululeko shared her inspirational story at our recent Inspiration Session. Growing Up: Nonkululeko grew up in Umtata working in the family.. read more →

Inspiration Session with Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector

July 3, 2015
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Advocate Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Protector, was nominated as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 due to her ability to stand firm on corruption at the most senior levels in South Africa. Her work on constitutional reform, land reform and the struggle for the protection of human rights and equality speaks.. read more →

Inspiration with KK Combi: from Gugulethu businessman to JSE boards

February 20, 2015
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Zitulele ‘KK’ Combi, a Gugulethu multi-millionaire, is a successful entrepreneur and businessman in South Africa. A spirited and determined man, who valued has freedom, KK has gone from his first business venture in Gugulethu to become chairman of Thembeka Capital, an empowerment partner to PSG, one of SA’s top-four investment firms. He is also on.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Nyami Mandindi – one of the first black female quantity surveyors in SA

November 28, 2014
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Nyami Mandindi is a dynamic leader within the build environment having started her career as one of the first black female quantity surveyors in South Africa. She founded a quantity surveying (QS) business in the 1990’s which was ranked as a top 5 QS business in South Africa and recently stepped down as CEO Southern &.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Rapelang Rabana, serial tech entrepreneur & Prof Kelly Chibale, Africa’s drug discovery researcher

August 8, 2014
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Our Inspiration Sessions are an exciting network of young professionals and part of Accelerate Cape Town’s aim of attracting and retaining talent in Cape Town. This Session sponsored by Allan Gray, showcased two inspirational speakers, Rapelang Rabana, founder of Rekindle Learning and World Economic Forum Shaper, and Prof Kelly Chibale, founder of H3-D, Africa’s first.. read more →